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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself

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  • The weather is my nemesis when it's windy and rainy.
  • I find it is easier to get my exercise in first thing in the morning. Maybe I am just too groggy to argue with myself when I first wake up. Ha! Ha! However, if I leave it until later, I can find a million reasons to talk myself out of it.
  • it took a while but now I love my early morning exercise...
  • It took me 5 years post bariatric surgery to embrace exercise. Now it is my "go to" to deal with my feelings and I actually miss it if my schedule is thrown off. I will find some way to include it every day. If I don't I am very crabby. I used to be a crab when I could not eat whatever I wanted. I will take the exercise crabby over the food crabby any day.
  • Sometimes motivation is hard; especially if you don't feel well.
  • I have been told that the reason I'm not losing weight is because I don't like exercise. I have this same fight, every morning, when I get up to do my 6 miles. I lie, to my self, every morning. "You can go back to bed, if you just put on your workout clothes." "You don't have to go very far - just to the end of the block." I do that for all 6 miles. I have a fitness tracker, so I know how far I go. It's good to hear that successful people have the same arguments.
  • Great article. I have not had a problem with motivation because I've been so excited about the Spark program and working out every day! Thank you.
  • ANNE-IN-GTX
    Excellent article...you pretty much described most of my summer mornings!!!
  • What a great article. Very informative and motivating. I can do this! Wishing you "determination" in your next fight!

    SparkCheers,
  • Great article! Can definitely relate.
  • Who would ever thought a personal trainer would struggle with same issues that us "regular" people struggle with--exercise and eating right. Thank you for being transparent and for the encouragement to do what needs to be done to live longer and healthier.
  • SMITHNANCY
    Me too realize the importance of exercise in life and the only thing which is keeping me behind is my hectic work schedule. I'm a working mother and I hardly get time for fitness. Can you please suggest workout schedule to upgrade my fitness.

    Thank you :)
  • Great article... Needed this struggle daily with this battle
  • I love this article and definitely needed to read it today!!!
  • This is one of the most motivational articles I've read. I'm so glad to hear that you get it! You're a certified trainer and YOU get it! Very inspirational too. Thank you!

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